Vietnam photographer Van Es dies; took Saigon rooftop evacuation photo

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Mr Van Es' most famous picture showed US citizens queuing on a rooftop to board a US helicopter during the evacuation of Saigon in 1975.

The image came to be seen as a symbol of the failure of US policy in the war.

His wife of 39 years, Annie, said he had never regained consciousness after a brain haemorrhage last week.

Mr Van Es moved from the Netherlands to Hong Kong in 1967.

He covered the Vietnam War between 1969 and 1975, working first for the Associated Press new agency and then for United Press International.

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